we were born to embrace not accept it

the past 10 weeks have FLOWN by. this is our last week of missions here.  it has flown by.

God has done AMAZING things here, in these people, in those that have come on trips, and in me.  He has showed up radically and miraculously and will continue to do so.  I have been so blessed to be a part of this summer and had the opportunities He has afforded me.

I pray, and ask you to pray with me, that He will reveal the next steps (job-wise) in my life.  I desperately long to do something similar to this as a career.  To get to meet community members, see their needs, hear their stories, and get those needs met in some form or fashion by others.  That’s vague, I realize, but it’s what I really feel called to. Whether that’s with something like Habitat or some other nonprofit, I really feel pulled to continue this ministry out in a job, but I  have ZERO idea what that job description is.  I ask that you pray that God will reveal that to me, that He will place people around me to help me discover this, that He will afford me opportunities to discover this, and that I may see those opportunities and sieze them.

i wanted to share a few of the verses that have been laid on my heart this summer.

the one that remains in my mind….i forget where i found it, so if you recognize it, share please. it’s about remaining present in the moment and not focusing on the past or the future, but being fully present in the moment and experiencing all that God has for you there. this has been HUGE for me.  i have a TON waiting for me at home and there are plenty of moments, especially lately, that I want to be at home or in north carolina or arkansas or florida, but I tell myself and hopefully convince myself to remain present here, to serve.

Romans 8:26-28

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

James 1:2-4

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

5-8If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.

Luke 18:29-30

No one who has sacrificed home, spouse, brothers and sisters, parents, children—whatever—will lose out. It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!

Matthew 6:25-34

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

aaannnnnd a song

We were born to embrace, not accept it
We were given nothing more, and so we kept it
As the colors of our boots keep fading
We live a life that we hate without saying

Who would listen to the cries of a poor man
We’ve never done nothing
How could we be something
Every heart has an hour of existence
Every breath brings a chance for redemption
If somehow we could wake up

Let us love
Like we were children
Make us feel
Like we’re still living
In a world I know that’s burning to the ground
Give us time
To beat the system
Make us find
What we’ve been missing
In a world I know that’s burning to the ground

In the crowd of the dead and disappointed
We’re ashamed, giving up on what we wanted
Take a chance on a long shot this time
Aren’t we all just at least worth another try

I’m a king in a land of abuses
Undermined by the promise of excuses
Who’s to win if we know that it’s not fair
Who’s to fight when it seems that no one cares
If somehow we could wake up

Let us love
Like we were children
Make us feel
Like we’re still living
In a world I know that’s burning to the ground
Give us time
To beat the system
Make us find
What we’ve been missing
In a world I know that’s burning to the ground

It’s hard to stay here, but where do we go
I know we can’t feel it anymore
It’s true that time is wearing us down
We fall further and further away
Waiting for always to change
Let us love
Like we were children
Make us feel
Like we’re still living
In a world I know that’s burning to the ground

Leave your hurting on the road behind you
Let the wind go with you ‘til the morning comes
Yeah your sorrow, it can’t save you
It won’t answer for what you’ve done


2 comments on “we were born to embrace not accept it

  1. Hey, KIM
    i come here trought Google searching for the lyric music

    and, i only asking – when i’m searching – whats is the author of this music

    But, when i come here and start to read this article, i’ve full blessed here.
    To be Christian here in internet, it’s no easy, but places like these, make me renew my soul, and praise the lord, because i know that i’m not alone.

    God Bless you,

    Marcos Lourenço, From Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

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